“So this may be a bit of a unique home maintenance problem, but I honestly don’t know what to do. I inherited a home from a family member here in Hanover, MA. The property was empty for some time before I was able to get out here and start getting it ready for sale.” Daniel has been working on the home for only a few weeks now. “And the issue is this – when you stand in the house and you just listen, there’s definitely a sound of chewing coming from inside the walls. When I bang on the wall, it stops – but only for a moment. What is going on, and who do I call to make it stop?”
While Daniel was beginning to be concerned he’d need an exorcist to stop the chewing noises, the fact was he needed a pest control company. The culprit – carpenter ants, a common problem in this part of New England.
Facts About Carpenter Ants
There are over 12,000 different species of ants, and they’re not all hazardous to your home. Carpenter Ants, which thrive in the Hanover, MA area, are a unique exception. These black ants, which can grow to be as much as an inch long. They’re easy to see, and so is the damage they cause. If you’ve got sudden strange piles of sawdust popping up in unexpected locations, the odds are pretty good you have carpenter ants.
Carpenter ants don’t eat wood for nutrition. That’s termites, who will happily have your home for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Carpenter ants chew their way through the wooden parts of your home in order to make a safe, comfortable nest for them, their queen, all of their ant friends, and the future generations of ants who will be born inside your walls.
Can carpenter ants damage your home? Absolutely. Carpenter ants can chew their way right through your home’s structural supports, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. That’s why it’s important to call in the Hanover pest control company to have these pests quickly and permanently removed from your home.